pulling out the wrinkles....

Hello my wonderful friends!

It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

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If you are arriving here from Kary's blog you are right on track... if not, go ahead and start at the beginning by clicking HERE.. You don't want to miss any of the fabulous inspiration (or chances to win!)

So, I kinda love the sunny girl! (maybe it's the shoes... I really want those shoes... in lots of colors! HA!)
You can find her HERE. BTW... it's totally the last day of July (how'd that happen?) So it's kinda your last day to sign up for the KOM and get her! Click HERE to fast track you right where you need to be to sign up.

The sentiment "Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself" comes from Botanical Bliss (April 2014 KOM). I really love that saying... I spend so much energy being strong for others, sometimes I forget what it means to be strong for myself.

 Did you know that if you are a member of the KOM, you can purchase PAST KOM and SMAK kits for only $20 plus shipping. (totally beats $45 plus shipping!) Just sayin' 

This witchy woman is Esmerelda Girl and is pretty fabulous!  The saying is from today's brand new release "Frightful Sentiments"

Like that purple and black background?  Wanna know how it's done?

It's actually a bit of a twofer..

See, you get two different backgrounds in one technique. Check it out...
(Pumpkin Greetings)

For this technique, you only need a couple things... a Gelli Plate, brayer, acrylic paint, card stock, and tissue paper.

Step 1: Roll a thin layer of acrylic paint over your gelli plate.

Step 2: Scrunch up a large piece of tissue paper. flatten it out somewhat and press onto your painted plate making sure to leave in the wrinkles (this is what gives it texture!)

Step 3: Carefully pull up the tissue paper.  It will be the color of your paint with white wrinkles. (this is what made up the background of the pumpkin card.

Step 4: Before the paint dries, press a piece of card stock over it and rub firmly. Pull that and you get what made up the background for the witch. Your wrinkle/crackles will be the color of your paint with the rest of it being the color of your card stock (I used a white card stock that had a layer of purple paint on it.... however, you can add color over the paint using inks or watercolors after it is dry.)

*Please forgive the fact that my tutorial is in orange paint, and neither of my samples actually used the tissue or card stock from it... No, it will not magically change colors. It was kinda late, and I didn't take pictures of the black or blue pulls... but you get the idea.

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  1. Beautiful work! LOVE the scene you made on the first one!!!


  2. Thanks for the tutorial! Just got my Gelli plate and I'm always looking for new techniques. I love your use of color.

  3. There's always so much to try! I've never heard of a gelli plate. Will have to try it :))) Thanks for the tutorial, the end result is so cool

  4. I have a Gelli plate and haven't used it yet. Love both of the cards. The backgrounds look amazing.

  5. Thanks for sharing your SWEET cards and great tutorial.
    Crafty hugs,

  6. What awesome backgrounds and tutorial. Very cool effect. Lovely cards again today Kassi.

  7. beautiful bg.. thanks for the tutorial... love the cards..
    Moxie Craftie

  8. I have a Gelli Plate & I will be trying this VERY soon! Thanks for the technique :-) all the cards are great, really pretty

  9. I love this background. Thanks for the how to.

  10. All your cards are fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial! Love the background you created! Adding a gelli plate to my wish list!

  11. Beautiful, thank you for the great tutorial, wonderful technique.


  12. Awesome, thanks for sharing the tutorial, so useful.

  13. Awesome cards and fabulous background technique!

  14. Great sentiment and I like the sun in the background on the first and thanks for the background tutorial.

  15. Fabulous cards and that gelli thing reminds me of the way my mother used to copy things for school back in the '60's!

  16. Fabulous technique!! Lovely results.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  17. Fun fun technique! Love your cards!

  18. Thanks for the tutorial...this is a gorgeous technique! LOVe the sun!

  19. Fantastic background technique!! I love the sentiment about being strong for yourself. So important to remember!! Thank you!

  20. great technique, I want to try that. Great background.

  21. Lovely designs! Thanks for the tutorial.


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